At the request of a new Fortune Global 500 (South Korea-based) customer, with whom we have recently signed an enterprise-wide license with premium support for MigratoryData WebSocket Server, we have developed a new MigratoryData API for building Android apps able to push notifications to end users even when the mobile device is in “sleep” mode.
MigratoryData WebSocket Server is certainly most appreciated and in demand for its ability to reliably distribute real-time data to a large number of web clients.
However, our customers want to leverage the high scalability and the enterprise features of MigratoryData WebSocket Server and use it to distribute real-time data to mobile clients too – not only to mobile web browsers but also to native mobile applications.
The new MigratoryData Android Push Notification API enhances the existing MigratoryData API for Android with the ability to push notifications even when the mobile device is in “sleep” mode.
A push notification is similar to an SMS notification. However, the push notifications can be sent at almost no cost, the delivery is instant and guaranteed.
The new API implements all the features of the MigratoryData Client APIs, including:
- Encrypted SSL/TLS Connectivity
- Load Balancing and Fault Tolerance
- Guaranteed Message Delivery
Also important to note is that this API connects end users directly to the MigratoryData server using a persistent TCP connection (even in sleep mode) and without using the Google GCM (“Google Cloud Messaging”) service. Thus, data is delivered directly and securely to mobile users, without the need to pass through a third-party service.
The API will be available shortly via our download portal but if you want to try it sooner, just let us know.
P.S. I promised some new benchmarks for MigratoryData WebSocket Server version 4.0 but of course premium customer support is MigratoryData’s top priority. I hope to be able to perform the new benchmark tests shortly.